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Computer Workout (Key Positions)

All good chess players know how to recognize key patterns and positions that occur in their games. The Chess.com Computer Workout tool helps you improve your knowledge of key positions by setting you up to play these key positions against the computer!

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Focus on improving different areas of your chess game by selecting a category, theme, and key problem. If you are stuck, ask for a hint from the computer!

PositionDifficultyAttemptsStart Workout
Mating with a Queen Beginner (< 1200) 592,327 Begin »
Opp Bs -2Ps? No Problem! Beginner (< 1200) 610,118 Begin »
Rook and Pawn Basics Beginner (< 1200) 698,977 Begin »
Two-Bishop Mate Beginner (< 1200) 1,077,243 Begin »
B v. N up a Pawn Intermediate (1400-1800) 661,220 Begin »
Extra Bishop: King's Indian Intermediate (1400-1800) 565,690 Begin »
N v. B Fischer-Saidy Intermediate (1400-1800) 555,370 Begin »
Pawn Endgame Technique Intermediate (1400-1800) 641,529 Begin »
Stonewall Clamp Intermediate (1400-1800) 603,349 Begin »
Gruenfeld Passed D-Pawn Advanced (1800+) 667,238 Begin »
2 Rook Mate Beginner (< 1200) 95,618 Premium Only
A Common Zugzwang Beginner (< 1200) 124,489 Premium Only
Bishop + Knight Mate: the Edge Beginner (< 1200) 89,289 Premium Only
Bishop v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 28,057 Premium Only
Down a B+P... Draw?? Beginner (< 1200) 22,536 Premium Only
Forcing a Way In Beginner (< 1200) 32,698 Premium Only
K+P Basics Beginner (< 1200) 64,416 Premium Only
K+P v. K Beginner (< 1200) 32,829 Premium Only
K+P with two pawns up Beginner (< 1200) 25,610 Premium Only
K+P: Converting Extra Passer Beginner (< 1200) 21,406 Premium Only
Knight v. Rook Beginner (< 1200) 27,573 Premium Only
Letting Go of a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 26,065 Premium Only
Mating with a Rook Beginner (< 1200) 30,467 Premium Only
Most Important K v. K+P Draw Beginner (< 1200) 16,718 Premium Only
N Ending: Stop the Last Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 10,853 Premium Only
Pawns One File Apart Beginner (< 1200) 22,069 Premium Only
Q Ending down a Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 12,982 Premium Only
Queen v. Rook w/ pawns Beginner (< 1200) 17,288 Premium Only
Queen vs. Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 10,844 Premium Only
R Endings: Passed Pawns Beginner (< 1200) 17,668 Premium Only
R+B v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 10,818 Premium Only
R+N v. Queen Beginner (< 1200) 8,614 Premium Only
Start Here! Using Extra Pieces Beginner (< 1200) 18,987 Premium Only
Using an Extra Queen Beginner (< 1200) 21,888 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop Beginner (< 1200) 11,582 Premium Only
Using Extra Bishop 2 Beginner (< 1200) 8,325 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight Beginner (< 1200) 11,611 Premium Only
Using Extra Knight 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,956 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 2 Beginner (< 1200) 7,274 Premium Only
Using Extra Pieces: Level 3 Beginner (< 1200) 7,992 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 7,458 Premium Only
Using Extra Rook Beginner (< 1200) 9,568 Premium Only
Winning With an Extra Pawn Beginner (< 1200) 188,091 Premium Only
Winning With Queen Vs Knight Beginner (< 1200) 29,886 Premium Only
Active King in Pawn Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 35,935 Premium Only
Advanced Passer Intermediate (1400-1800) 23,844 Premium Only
Attacking Like Lasker Intermediate (1400-1800) 25,617 Premium Only
B v. N+P: Minimal Material Intermediate (1400-1800) 11,314 Premium Only
Bishop ending by Centurini Intermediate (1400-1800) 19,331 Premium Only
Cramped in N Endgame Intermediate (1400-1800) 13,292 Premium Only